Off-Broadway Review

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    Merrick, the Elephant Man

    Though the director's vision and the actor's performance are consistently impressive, there's also a lot of self-conscious preciousness in this solo show retelling the story of "The Elephant Man."

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    The Yeats Project

    Think William Butler Yeats, and gorgeous Irish poetry comes to mind, not theatre. But the Irish Rep is doing its best to alter that perception with The Yeats Project, whose centerpiece is full stagings of eight of the poet's plays.

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    NY Review: 'Poetic License'

    Jack Canfora's new drama about a renowned poet and his family is held hostage by its own hyper-articulate characters, leaving the plot stuck in second gear.

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    Mummenschanz

    In a world in which Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil are staples of the mainstream, the troupe's abstract puppets seem oddly antiquated.

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    Happy Hour

    Ethan Coen offers unrelieved anger and depression in three one-acts. Aside from a funny and fascinatingly bizarre scene in a Japanese restaurant, the playlets go nowhere.

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    The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

    Mike Daisey's accidental eulogy for the late Apple CEO fuses personal narrative and journalistic storytelling to create a captivating and relevant evening of theater.

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    A Little Journey

    Director Jackson Gay's nurturing production of Rachel Crothers' 1918 drama flies by swimmingly for two acts but can't entirely overcome a sudden lurch into melodrama.

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    Family Week

    Director Jonathan Demme is stuck in cinema mode for his theatrical debut, and Beth Henley's 75-minute script feels like a first draft.

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    Goodbar

    This "live concept album" based on Judith Rossner's bestselling novel has a few effective moments but fails to evoke pathos for its desperate heroine.

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    666

    Who'd have thought that a show about four men in prison getting beaten, raped, electrocuted, hung, and guillotined would be so hilarious? The Madrid-based troupe Yllana obviously did.